The first well in Las Tunas is under the pavement just in front of the library

Under the pavement of the side of the Vicente García Park, in front of the José Martí Provincial Library, was the first known freshwater well in this region.

Las Tunas, Cuba: The story goes that it was built in the mid-18th century when Bishop Pedro Agustín Morell de Santa Cruz granted the transfer of the Yaguanabo parish to the Las Tunas hermitage, located in the same area.

The objective was to provide drinking water for the few inhabitants of this area, as well as for those who came on pilgrimage from other lands for various reasons, and also for the priests and the few clerics who lived there.

Some researchers agree that the functionality of the well began to decline when the park was built, around 1911, and attribute to this the decision to close it around that time.

Its history is one of the many that are part of this city and are hidden in the memory of the locals and the few valuable researchers who have taken on the task of unraveling what we are.

This September, 26 aims to bring you closer to some of them, just when the city's anniversary is being celebrated, albeit not far from some controversy.